If you’re anything like me, you have a bag full of clothes in your closet, or the trunk of your car that you meant to return, but you didn’t (because mailing things is just annoying) and suddenly the 30 day return window is long gone and now you have a collection of awesome clothes that just don’t look right on you.
Or maybe you see a plus size blogger in something you’d seen online, and you said to yourself “I wanted to buy that, but I wasn’t sure how it would look on me…”
I totally get it.
That’s the reason I’ve decided to bring this idea back to the blog, I’m going to show you an item on a model, I’m going to explain how I made my purchase (what size I chose, color, width, etc.), then I’ll show the item on me and you can decide if you like it on the model… or on me.
Sound Good? Okay, let’s begin!
Here’s the dress on the model.
I love it because it’s got that vintage/mod feel that is so much fun! I like that the collar is detachable because I can probably mix it into other outfits which gives me more for my money.
I knew right away that I would have to order this dress in a larger size for a few reasons:
- I’m 5’10 and I know from past purchases that SimplyBe’s dresses run short. Getting it a size bigger would ensure that my bum wouldn’t show
- I could tell that the fabric was pretty stiff and so there wouldn’t be any “forgiveness” if the dress was too small
- I have a large bust and carry weight in my tummy, getting a larger size would guarantee that the dress would cling to my boobs and then flare out perfectly
Normally I wear a size 20 in dresses, but I ordered a size 24 (I figured I could get it taken in at the tailor if it was super baggy). In the end, the dress is baggy in the back, but if stiff fabric is too clingy I start to get that “Incredible Hulk” feeling and that’s not cute. So, the sizing works for me.
Anyway, between my Grandmother Rosa, Tap Dancing and #PSPfit I’ve got strong legs, so a dress like this is a good excuse to show them off before it gets too cold here in NYC.